On Saturday the 26th of October the famous Edwards AFB located in California had its annual Open House. Again the soundbarrier was broken by both the B-1B and F-15D. Retired-General Chuck Yeager made its last flight in a military aircraft piloting the F-15D that reached the speed of sound. As is standard practice at Edwards, the sun was out the whole day. Many thanks to the Public Affairs team for making it possible to take the pictures below!

Talons taking off

Bill Reesman's MiG-17F

Taxiing in after going Mach 1

Fallen Heroes

F-15A roll-out

Smokey BUFF


More about Edwards AFB:

Edwards AFB site

Test F-16B airborne

All photos: click to enlarge

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©Robin Polderman 2002